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Bluff-top, Unparalleled Views, Close to Olympic Park and Victoria Ferry

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3-bedroom, 2 Full Bath House On the Bluff. The Deck seems to float on the Strait

The North Olympic Peninsula offers a diversity of tourism experiences. The coastal region surrounding Forks, typified by the Park Beaches and the Hoh Rainforest, is exhilarating in its wildness. However, just one hour's drive east in Port Angeles and Sequim, the atmosphere is a bit more citified. Depending on the time of your visit, you might attend one of several festivals - The Juan de Fuca Music Festival and Crab Fest in Port Angeles, as well as, The Irrigation and Lavender Festivals in Sequim). Want to travel to a foreign country where they speak your language, eh? Take one of the four daily summer ferries from Port Angeles across the Strait to Victoria, BC, and its world-class Butchart Gardens or maybe just stroll among the art galleries in Victoria's compact downtown and down a pint at a pub. Nature is still predominant in the east as one can drive up Hurricane Ridge looming over Port Angeles, visit Deer Park and 600 ft deep Lake Crescent, hike the Olympic Discovery Trail or walk Dungeness Spit.


The owners of the Port Angeles Bluff House also own/operate the Manitou Lodge in Forks and don't want you to miss any of the coastal or Port Angeles-centered Peninsula experiences, and, naturally, we'd prefer that you never stay with anyone but us. The 65 miles between west coast Forks and Port Angeles used to pose a bit of a problem, but that problem is now solved. You can now book with us in Forks for the coastal/rainforest experience and at our Port Angeles vacation rental in order to visit Park venues such as Hurricane Ridge, catch a festival, wallow in lavender, or hop over to Victoria or the San Juan Islands.

This lovely residential property is right on the bluff fronting the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Port Angeles and Sequim. This location allows immediate access to Port Angeles and the Victoria Ferry, a variety of Olympic National Park venues and all that lavender in Sequim. Briefly, we're offering a 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom house with a king bed in the master bedroom, queen in the second bedroom, single bed with trundle in the third bedroom - easily sleeping 6 persons. As one would expect, there's a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and laundry facility. Television and wireless internet service are provided.

Just as it is at our secluded Lodge out by the beaches west of Forks, the chill factor at the Bluff property is huge. Gorgeous views are just everywhere, accompanied by the sound of waves lapping on the shore well below. Eagles are frequent visitors in the firs on the west side of the house. The signature feature of this property is an expansive ocean-facing deck and a weatherproof bluff-front gazebo allowing unobstructed views of Vancouver Island, Mt. Baker, Port Angeles Harbor, shipping, smuggling, search-and-rescue, defection of sailors to the western nation of their choice, and anything else that might be floating or going on out there on the Strait.



More Details

Owner
Manitou Lodge
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Manitou Lodge

East Coast native retired from a career on the research faculty of the University of TX Cancer Center. Happens to be a competent carpenter, electrician, and plumber. Trying to last long enough to 'ski free at 73'.

Manitou Lodge purchased this house in 2013

Why Manitou Lodge chose Port Angeles

For the past 15 years I've lived in this area which Capt. James Cook, passing this way in 1778, remarked in his logs as possessing 'surpassing beauty'. Even by these standards, the location and views from this property stand out.

Amenities

Port Angeles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , heated tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large master bathroom with double sinks, tub and shower. The heated tile floor is a nice added amenity. The second bathroom is smaller but full.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, full bath, virtual fireplace, French doors to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Twin bed with a trundle,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, bath 1 step away, nice view out onto deck
  • Master bedroom with king bed and virtual fireplace. Ensuite bathroom with tub, shower, and heated tile floor. French doors lead out onto the deck. The second bedroom has a queen bed with a full bathroom just a couple of steps away. The third bedroom has a twin with a trundle bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Bluff-top, Unparalleled Views, Close to Olympic Park and Victoria Ferry
average rating of 4.796296 based on 54 reviews
5

Relaxing and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We spent our days hiking in ONP so it was nice to come back to this very clean home in the late afternoon for a quiet evening watching boats and listening to the waves.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

View was incredible. Deck was expansive. Home was cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 days this August to hike in the Olympic mountains and at Lake Crescent. The house was a reasonable distance from the park entrance. It had all the cooking items we needed and the telescope was fun to use at the passing cruise ships and cargo boats going through the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views.. not toddler friendly though

  • 4 of 5

It's a perfect getaway for anyone who's looking for a relaxing vacation or want to go explore ONP.

The views were fantastic! Kitchen is well-equipped (no blender though) and the rooms are good sized. The deck is well maintained but -

Not a lot of space for toddlers to run around.

-deck isn't safe for toddlers either so you have to be prepared to run around after them inside and out of the house

-no fan in the house and you can't leave most windows open because there are no nets.

The neighborhood is cute and u will spot deer in yards :-).

All in all a wonderful place to stay if u have older kids or toddlers who don't go crazy running all around. The owners were fairly responsive and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breathtaking views

  • 4 of 5

Loved taking in the breathtaking water views while relaxing on the spacious deck with comfortable lounging chairs, watching eagles fly by and ships pass by. Spacious home with interesting eclectic decor - felt like a real vacation home. Enjoyed taking morning runs on the nearby Olympic Discovery Trail and checking out the winery just 7 minutes from the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation stay

  • 4 of 5

With the smoke and fog, we didn't get to truly appreciate the awesome ocean view. However, it was still a very nice home base for our family vacation, with my parents, who needed home-cooked meals. Despite the super soft master bed and could-be-better cookwares, we still loved our stay here. It's worth of the 20 minutes drive to downtown Port Angeles, in my opinion, especially for the view we missed. :)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disappointing

  • 2 of 5

Despite all of the positive reviews on VRBO, we were disappointed by our stay at this house. Although the location is nice with views over the water, the house itself felt quite dated compared to other places we've stayed. There was a lot of clutter in the rooms, which made them feel small. The master bedroom was decorated in a jungle theme, including polyester leopard print sheets. While that may be appealing to some people, it was definitely not our style. The owners of this house also run a B&B, so we were expecting nice furnishings such as high-quality cotton sheets. Unfortunately, this house did not live up to those expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry that our "furnishings"disappointed you. But we do hope that neither, our non-stop 180 degree ocean view on the bluff top did not, nor the Olympic National Park and mountain vistas .."Far from the madding crowd"; nature at its finest! But perhaps not the leopard print sheets. Should you ever return, I will personally, be sure to put the plain vanilla sheets on the bed for your stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
William R Fairchild International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Port Angeles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Victoria, BC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Dungeness
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Seattle
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dupuis
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hurricane Ridge
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
All along the Coast
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.2%

While the property has a two-night minimum stay requirement at all times, "orphan" nights intermittently occur, particularly in the summer. We welcome inquiries for single-night stays on these occasions. Check the calendar for these nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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